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Deb Brown

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phone: 612-673-9073
Deb Brown is a garden writer and former extension horticulturist with the University of Minnesota. To ask her a question, call 612-673-9073 and leave a message. She will answer questions in her column.
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Master gardener offers a master list of favorites

Master gardener offers a master list of favorites

I’ve been writing gardening articles for the Star Tribune for more than 30 years. I think it’s time to bow out. Rather than passing on any final words of wisdom, I’m going to share the names of a few of my favorite plants.
Get your garden ready for bed

Get your garden ready for bed

It takes more than luck to give your ­garden a leg up. It takes action. Here are some things you can do this fall to prepare your yard and garden for winter — and next.
DIY holiday blooms

DIY holiday blooms

For holiday decorations or gifts, green thumbs love forcing bulbs.
Making your house a green house

Making your house a green house

Tips on keeping your houseplants healthy over the winter.
Give it up for the garden

Give it up for the garden

From planting mulch to washing tools, there are plenty of things to do to get your yard and garden prepared for winter.
It's prime lawn care time

It's prime lawn care time

As garden chores wind down, you can turn your attention to improving your grass -- now and next spring.
A guide to watering in extreme heat

A guide to watering in extreme heat

Don't wait until the soil is bone-dry and cracked. Find ways to continuously give your plants the water they need to stay healthy.
What's eating your plants?

What's eating your plants?

Here are strategies for dealing with what's bugging your plants.
Digging in: Damage control in your yard

Digging in: Damage control in your yard

Winter was good to our plants in many ways. The heavy snow cover provided a thick blanket that protected trees, shrubs and perennials. But now that the snow is receding, many of us are seeing problems.
Get handy with weeds

Get handy with weeds

• Right now, pulling is the best way to deal with dandelions and other perennial weeds in your lawn.
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